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Offline Filthy

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« on: January 05, 2013, 05:00:36 PM »
IOM this time, Bill Hunters Spondon is so fucking lush.....


Ultimate Streetbike IOM & Long Marston 1987 - YouTube
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 06:05:55 PM »
Have you got anything from Cork 1988? I am on my Pro Stocker for about 3 seconds!!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 06:54:33 PM »
Check out the guys channel on youtube, he has a few.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 07:01:02 PM »
Nice, I like that, it brought back some memories.  I used to race against some of those guys.  I haven't seen Tony Middlehurst (the guy with the beard from SuperBike Magazine), since I beat him to the win at the Ramsey Sprint in 1984.  They must have changed the direction of travel after I raced there as we went the other way, which meant a right hand bend not a left as it is in that video.  If you wonder why that makes a difference, ask any superstreet or pro stock drag racer with 2" of clearance on the right how hairy that course was.  

This is me at the Ramsey Sprint in 1984

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 07:03:44 PM »
I put a stainless bashplate on my brand new V&H Pro Pipe for Ramsey 1984. Beat the crap out of it and did most of my runs in the gutter.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 07:24:15 PM »
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I put a stainless bashplate on my brand new V&H Pro Pipe for Ramsey 1984. Beat the crap out of it and did most of my runs in the gutter.

Yep, that was Ramsey, not good on a low bike.  Had the same problem riding the gutter after mid course.  Scarry.

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 07:40:35 PM »
some cool footage
thanks for that oh dirty one
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 09:42:47 PM »
Thanks for posting Filthy :thumbs:

80's and 90's the best years.

More pics here from the same event

http://www.betablocker.co.uk/gallery/browseimages.php?do=browseimages&c=30

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 09:58:54 PM »
Some great pictures.  I really miss drag racing.  I think I need to start up again, but I would have to find an OAPs drag racing club to be competative, I am just 20 years too late.

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 10:32:24 PM »
If I can blag a few bits, I may rebuild my spare Blade as a comp dragbike. No tuning , just light weight and an air shifter and and and and ...........................................

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 02:24:20 PM »
Bill hunters spondon................:loveit: would love to know whatever became of it.

I know some plank turned his steel framed version into a bandit 12.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 06:28:15 PM »
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some plank turned his steel framed version into a bandit 12.
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